Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Need to hire a Senior Django Web Architect


We have a great client in downtown DC.  They need a Django architect to help them.

Our client is a well known brand name company in the consumer media industry.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with consumer facing websites, would not be afraid of Web Services, and has experience with CMS's. The ideal candidate should be comfortable working within a team, as well as working independently to develop a solution.

This would be a full time employee position working directly for our client.  The salary level is $120,000 - $140,000/yr.

Please let me know if you're interested, and we can chat. 

Andy Nussbaum

Our client is looking for qualified candidates for a Web Architect position. The successful candidate will be a charismatic leader and passionate web architect with a proven track record building highly scalable Internet-based products. You will be responsible for driving the rapid evolution of our clients' software architecture for Search, Video, Content Management and Registration.  The position is part of a proven team of architects  that is looking to increase its depth.  Please consider applying even if you are not knowledgeable in all areas mentioned below.




  • Define architecture for web enabled systems including CMS, Search, Streaming Video, Identity Management and Community.


  • Integrate internal and external systems.  Provide leadership on cloud based strategy. 


  • Define Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and RESTful APIs to expose content, authentication, community, and messaging services for internal and 3rd party developers.


  • Working with the development team,  the hire will develop and maintain a roadmap of architectural improvements and API rollouts.


  • Evaluate and work closely with 3rd party development companies.




Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering or similar field desired.

- 8 years work experience in progressively responsible technical role.

- Extensive experience with service oriented architectures.

- Experience supporting a media business is a plus


Knowledge and Skill Requirements:


8+ years total relevant experience

  Defining systems architecture with emphasis on integrating existing systems and web-based services

  Building products that get deployed and scale

  Recognized as an expert practitioner

  3+ years of hands-on experience as an system architect

Experience with:

  • Building software development environments that work
  • Python and Django experience
  • API Definition and deployment
  • Experience with Registration , SAML, oAuth and Active Directory.
  • Experience with CMS systems
  • Search, including Elastic Search
  • Streaming video experience a plus
  • Partner integration through open and proprietary Internet interfaces
  • Content and data migration
  • Ability to instill a culture of friendly competitiveness that drives high quality and few software defects
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Understandable by non-technology staff
  • Presentable to partners and clients


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